We’ve been working on some fantastic new websites lately that have been built from the ground up using excellent technology including HTML5 and jQuery functionality. These great features not only add a layer of slickness to our sites but improve functionality to a large degree.
As developers, we are excited about the possibility of using the new HTML 5 standard in our websites. However, in order to use the technology effectively we need browsers to support the standard. At the moment, there’s only a small percentage using the latest browsers that can use the technology.
Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser market share is plummeting fast as rivals snap up usage. Internet Explorer hit its peak in 2003 with over 90% of website visitors using the browser. However, rivals Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome are gaining more market share every month according to viewer statistics.
Microsoft’s ASP.NET platform is constantly losing its Web Development market share to PHP. While PHP has had the majority share for a few years now, it appears as if Microsoft is admitting defeat by developing and updating its SQL server drivers for PHP.
The creators of the ever growing popular web browser Firefox have outlined their plans for the next 100 years. Their goals have not just been to eclipse Microsoft’s Internet Explorer but to also to produce a general high end user experience with other software and technology.